- Associated Press - Thursday, January 25, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a former youth pastor at a South Carolina church is accused of sexually assaulting a teen-age boy.

The State newspaper in Columbia reports 69-year-old Richard Allan Taylor was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third degree and common law assault along with battery of a high and aggravated nature. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

The victim was 17. The newspaper reports the abuse allegedly happened on multiple occasions between 1989 and 1991.

Authorities say he was a youth pastor at Dutch Fork Baptist.

The church’s senior pastor, Chuck McAlister, says this happened in the past, and that the church as completely “turned over since then.”



Sheriff Leon Lott says investigators are looking into the possibility of more victims and additional charges may be forthcoming.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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